The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) is a science fiction horror film directed by Barbara Peeters and Jimmy T. Murakami. It stars Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, and Lynn Schiller. The film follows the story of a small coastal town that becomes terrorized by humanoid creatures that emerge from the sea.
The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) takes place in Noyo, a fishing village that is preparing for its annual salmon festival. However, the festival takes a dark turn when genetically mutated humanoid creatures begin attacking and killing the townspeople. These creatures, a result of a secret experiment gone wrong, are half-human and half-fish, driven by a primal instinct to mate and reproduce.
The film focuses on the efforts of a local fisherman, Jim Hill, played by Doug McClure, and a marine biologist, Dr. Susan Drake, played by Ann Turkel, to stop the rampage of the humanoids. As they investigate the origins of the creatures, they uncover a conspiracy involving a pharmaceutical company that conducted the genetic experiments.
The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) explores themes of science gone wrong, environmental destruction, and the consequences of tampering with nature.
- Doug McClure as Jim Hill
- Ann Turkel as Dr. Susan Drake
- Vic Morrow as Hank Slattery
- Lynn Schiller as Carol Hill
- The movie Humanoids from the Deep (1980) was originally titled “Beneath the Darkness” but was changed to its current title for marketing purposes.
- The film faced controversy due to its explicit violence and sexual content, leading to some scenes being edited or removed in certain releases.
- Humanoids from the Deep (1980) was produced by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and was one of several creature feature films released during that time.
- Creature Features in Review: Humanoids from the Deep (1980).
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